The (M)other Tongue: Essays in Feminist-Psychoanalytic Interpretation (Cornell University Press, 1985).

In Dora’s Case (Columbia University Press, 1985, 1990).

Passions of the Voice: Hysteria, Narrative and the Figure of the Speaking Woman, 1850-1915  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).

Nine Lives: My Risky Road from Rebellious Fifties Female to Feminist Critic, in circulation, a memoir in nine chapters.

Selected Essays

“Cats Go For Your Throat,” Passager, (Winter, 2023)

“Acolyte,” Persimmon Tree, (Special Issue, Fall, 2022)

“Whatever Happened to Wang,” Litro Magazine, Essay: Saturday, (July 3, 2021).

“Maternal Rage: Double Dipping in Language and Experience,” Women’s Studies, Volume 50(4), (2021) Available online here.

“My Mother’s Story: Memento Mori,” Persimmon Tree, (Winter, 2021).

“Time and Trauma in The Child in Time”. American Imago (Winter, 2020). Winner of the Silberger Prize from the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute

Review: “Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: Mortal Gifts by Ellen Pinsky,” American Imago: Psychoanalysis and the Human Sciences” (Fall, 2018).

“Some brief observations of my time at Shakespeare and Company, Paris.” Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart. Ed. Krista Halverson. Paris: Shakespeare and Co., September 27, 2016.

“What happened in 1910, Virginia.” Virginia Woolf and 1910: Studies in Rhetoric and Context. Ed. Makako Minow-Pinkney. Illuminati Books, 2014.

Review: “On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan.” fort/da (Spring, 2012).

“Bad Timing: The Problematics of Intimacy in On Chesil Beach.” PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts: September 20, 2011.

“The Smile of the Cheshire Cat: Uncovering the Author in the Text.” Women’s Studies, Volume 39(02), (March, 2010)

​“The Double and the Absent in Ian McEwan’s Saturday.” Psychoanalytic Encounters: Interdisciplinary Essays in the Applied Psychoanalysis. Ed. A. ​Dimitrijevic, M. M. Schwartz & E. M. Fox (Spring, 2009).

“A Contract to Terminate: Mourning the End of the Transference.” First prize, Phyllis Meadow Award, 2007, Modern Psychoanalysis (Spring, 2008).

“Ian McEwan’s Saturday,” fort/da (Spring, 2007).

“A Samizdat for our Times.” Berkeley Planet, January 13, 2006.

Review: “Pillar of Salt: Gender, Memory and the Perils of Looking Back, Janice Haaken.” Rutgers University Press, 1998. in Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2003, vol.4, no.2.

“The Revision of Rage: Flannery O’Connor and Me” Massachusetts Review, XLVI, No.3 (Fall, 2005).

“Uncanny Sights: The Anticipation of the Abomination” in Trauma at Home: After 9/11, ed. Judith Greenberg. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

“Geographies of Loss.” Shaping Losses. Ed. Julia Epstein and Lori Lefkowitz. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

“Dark Mirrors: A Feminist Reflection on Holocaust Narrative and the Maternal Metaphor.” Feminist Consequences. Ed. Elisabeth Bronfen and Misha Kavka. Columbia University Press, (2000).

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